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How Does Technology Affect Our Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on September 11, 2019 - 6:07 pm

Most of us spend several hours a day on laptops, smartphones or iPads. With so much of our day involving staring at a brightly lit screen, have you ever stopped to think how all that screen time is affecting your eyes? Excessive use of brightly lit screens can cause both minor ailments and long-term sight…

What Vision Tests Do I Need?

Submitted by salandvision on September 4, 2019 - 4:06 pm

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is critical to have your vision checked regularly. Routine vision tests are important for general health maintenance. In addition to evaluating a person’s eyes for glasses and/or contacts, during an eye exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will check the patient’s eyes for eye diseases and other problems…

Eye Care for People with Diabetes

Submitted by salandvision on August 26, 2019 - 5:45 pm

For people with diabetes, eye care is especially important. Over time, high blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes, this can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar can also lead to cataracts and glaucoma which occur earlier and more frequently in people with diabetes. The following tips…

What Causes Bad Vision? – Part Two

Submitted by salandvision on August 19, 2019 - 5:42 pm

Nearsightedness – Myopia, often called nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. It simply means that you cannot see objects in the distance, but nearby objects are still clear. It is also sometimes referred to as shortsightedness. Myopia usually starts in childhood and affects about 1 out of 3 adults. It is caused…

What Causes Bad Vision? – Part One

Submitted by salandvision on August 12, 2019 - 5:40 pm

Visual acuity is our ability to see clearly. Unfortunately, vision problems have become commonplace for a number of different reasons. It may be a problem with the way light enters the eye, the amount of light that can enter the eye or a deterioration of the light-sensitive eye tissue. How Vision Works – In order…

History of Eyeglasses

Submitted by salandvision on August 5, 2019 - 5:37 pm

Many patients in Dallas require some form of vision correction. Today there are several options for vision correction, including eyeglasses. Getting new eyeglasses after a trip to the eye doctor is a simple, straightforward task; however, eyeglasses have not always been available. It’s difficult to imagine a world without glasses, but the reality is that eyeglasses…

What is the First Sign of Glaucoma?

Submitted by salandvision on July 29, 2019 - 2:02 pm

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve of the eye and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the early signs of glaucoma so that it may be…

Can Vitamins Help Your Eyesight?

Submitted by salandvision on July 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm

Vitamins are essential nutrients required by the body to function normally and there are many diseases and health related issues that may arise from a vitamin deficiency. These health-related issues include problems in the eyes. By taking the recommended dietary intake of important vitamins, not only will you be reducing the risk of eye problems,…

Can Eye Floaters Cause You to go Blind?

Submitted by salandvision on July 15, 2019 - 1:53 pm

Occasionally, you may see small spots that seem to “float” in your field of vision. These are commonly known as floaters. Floaters are usually caused by condensation of the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Shrinking of the vitreous causes the gel to pull off of the eye wall,…

What Causes Contact Lens Discomfort?

Submitted by salandvision on July 8, 2019 - 1:49 pm

While modern contact lenses are designed to be very comfortable for most wearers, it is common to occasionally experience mild discomfort. There are several different causes for contact lens discomfort, many with simple solutions. The most common causes include: Ill-Fit – Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. When you have a contact lens fitting in Dallas,…